I just had new head gaskets and timing chain replaced. Now the oil gauge is going nuts and the engine is ticking. The mechanic is saying the oil pump needs to be replaced. I haven't had the car back 2 days. Please help!
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1999 Ford Explorer
Question: Does Oil Pump Need Replacement?
backyard tech August 26, 2009, 20:12Master
You AUTO TECH is correct. You need an oil pump.
Replypjwynn, August 27, 2009, 05:57Rookie
Hope I didn't offend by saying "mechanic." I'm very impressed by people who can make things work. Is there any chance it could be a gauge sensor or valve problem? I just want this thing fixed! Thanks for your help.
Replybackyard tech, August 27, 2009, 08:11Master
Yes, install a mechanical oil pressure gage and see exactly what your oil pressure is. If you have no or low oil pressure then most likely you have a plugged up oil pump pickup screen or a bad oil pump.
Replydeliver, June 24, 2012, 13:12Rookie
how do you know when a oil pump has gone bad
Answer #2Visitor, September 15, 2010, 07:58
I Dont noooooooo